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Erin Battat

Erin Battat

Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program

Erin Battat received her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization (American Studies) from Harvard University.

She has also taught in Harvard’s History & Literature program and at Penn State Harrisburg. Her book, Ain’t Got No Home: America’s Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left (UNC 2014), examines how writers, artists, and activists used stories of migration and itinerancy to fight for economic and racial justice amidst the capitalist collapse of the 1930s. Her research has been supported by the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the Association of American University Women.